Moral Language in Child Protection Research
Poikolainen, T. (2017). Moral Language in Child Protection Research. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 14 (1), 59-71. Retrieved from http://jswve.org/download/2017-1/JSWVE-14-1-2017-Full-issue.pdf
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This article is based on a philosophical analysis of moral language in academic journal articles that concern child death cases. The analysis shows that research of child protection is a value-committed practice, and the language use reflects this in various ways. Direct moral language is relatively rare, and moral values are often implicitly referred to. Values in social work research bear resemblance to moral philosophical stances.
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